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Policies and procedures ped 545

Policies and Procedures – PED 545

You are responsible for reading and understanding the content of this slide show

Failure to do so may have a negative impact on your grade in this course

Policies procedures first order of business
Policies & Procedures:First Order of Business

  • You must:

    • Purchase a CPS responder, and

    • Enroll it on the eInstruction Web Site

      • You have 1 week from the first class meeting to enroll in Einstruction

      • You will not receive credit for any assignment up to the date that you enroll in and utilize this technology in class


  • Directions will be provided for enrollment on the eInstruction web-site so you will able to enroll and activate your CPS responder

  • DO NOT lose your user id and password; you will need these to access your in-class grades


  • Attendance*** (Class)

    • Attendance will be taken in each class

    • If you miss class, you should access the appropriate PowerPoint lecture on Blackboard

    • Do Not call or e-mail and ask me to call you back and go over what you missed in class – First - check the Sequence of Events handout the information is on the PowerPoint lecture under course documents on blackboard – other pertinent information will be listed under blackboard announcements

    • In class credit bearing assignments are completed in class

Attendance continued
Attendance (continued)

  • In order to receive credit for in class points, you are required to be in class during the activity

    • You will be allowed one free absence (evening section – 301/302) ORtwo free absences (day section – 01) and still be eligible to receive points for that absence

    • There are no make-ups for additional absences


  • Attendance (practicum)

    • Attendance at practicum is mandatory

      • If you cannot attend practicum:

        • Call the parent and the instructor

          • If the instructor visits your practicum at any time and you are not in attendance without an excused absence, 50% of you practicum grade is forfeited

          • If the parent brings the child and you are not in attendance and did not call the parent to indicate so, 50% of your practicum grade is forfeited

          • If both of the above occur on any given day you will forfeit 100% of your practicum grade

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Policies - continued

  • If you lose all of your practicum points due to absence, you will be withdrawn from your placement AND YOU WILL FORFEIT ALL PRACTICUM RELATED POINTS!

    • This means:

      • 0/50 for your practicum

      • o/75 for the modified iep

      • 0/50 for your parent/teacher conference

      • 0/50 for your end of term report to parent/teacher

      • 0/25 for your lesson plans

      • 0/250 total of practicum related points

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Policies continued

  • Observations

    • There will be at least one formal observation of each student’s practicum

    • Informal drop-in visits by the instructor are frequent

    • There is a grading rubric for the practicum visit; it is stored on the Blackboard site under assessments  although the visits are informational and instructional in nature, there are expectations that will be discussed in class

    • After the formal observation the student and instructor will discuss (1) the placement (2) the observation and (3) any questions or issues the student has pertaining to the placement.

Policies observations continued
Policies – observations (continued)

  • I have approximately 44 one hour observations to complete each term

  • Your will be notified by MSU E-mail one week in advance as to when your observation will take place

    • I you are off campus, notify your supervisor of the visit beforehand

  • If I arrive and you are not there, and I have not been forewarned, you will be removed from your practicum, not re-assigned, and, will lose all practicum related points.

  • I will also notify the Chair of your department of this disposition

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Policies - continued

  • Examinations

    • One open note mid-term exam

    • One take home final exam available in two parts

      • Part I will be disseminated around mid-term, after the mid-term

      • Part II will be disseminated after the return of Part I

        • Due dates - TBA


  • An in class motor skill group presentation designed to prepare you for your parent-teacher conference

  • A staggered assignment (6 questions) on motor skills

  • A modified IEP created for the student you are working with in the practicum

  • An end of term parent or teacher conference that serves as a progress report for the child

  • An end of term letter sent to the parent or teacher reflective of the parent conference

Assignments continued
Assignments (continued)

  • The due dates for all assignments are listed on the Sequence of Events handout provided to you at the first class meeting

  • Unless extraordinary circumstances occur, you will have one week off from class at the end of the term to facilitate completion of your assignments

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Policies - Continued



Procedures policies continued
Procedures/Policies (continued)

  • All students must submit all assignments, including the take-home final in person on the due date

  • I will not accept any E-mailed assignments unless there is an extenuating circumstance, and I am aware of it well in advance of the due date

    • Corroboration must be presented for extenuating circumstances

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Policies  continued

  • Practicum

    • Be on time  preferably be early

    • Establish a rapport with the parent/teacher and child from day one

      • Try to always discuss things that have transpired in practicum, especially positive outcomes, both before (at pick up) and after (during drop-off) with the parent/teacher and the child, if appropriate.

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Policies  continued

  • Practicum

    • Course is designated as (2-2) in your catalog

      • 2-2 indicates 2 hours lecture per week and 30 hours of laboratory

      • Laboratory hours should be scheduled as soon as possible

      • Laboratory hours continue until the last day of regular classes

      • Scheduling disparities may occur but …

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Policies - continued

  • Practicum

    • Schedule your laboratory hours as soon as possible

    • With the exception of your examinations, all of your assignments revolve around your one-on-one practicum

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Policies - continued

  • You will have one week from the day that you are assigned a practicum to begin your laboratory program!!!!

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  • If you do not feel that you will be able to adhere to these policies and procedures, it would be in your best interest to drop this course and re-take it in a subsequent semester.

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Policies - continued

  • Practicum Parking

    • Parking on campus is always a problem

    • Parking passes are available for parents

      • Instructions for parking will be provided

      • Be sure to remind parents of their parking privileges